"PRODUCE A SURA LIKE IT!"
"The Quran is the greatest wonder among the wonders of the world.
It repeatedly challenged the people of the world to bring a
chapter like it, but they failed and the challenge remained
unanswered up to this day. The Quran declares: 'And if you are
in doubt as to which We have revealed to Our servant, then produce
a chapter like it, and call on your helper, besides Allah, if you
are truthful.' (Sura 2:23)."
"Say: "If men and Jinn should combine together to bring the like
of this Quran, they cannot bring the like of it, though some of
them help others. And certainly We have made distinct for men
every kind of description but majority of men do not consent but
denying (sic)". (Sura 17:88).
"As the Quran was revealed, no credit is given therefore to the
Prophet, but the fact remains that this book is second to none
in the world according to the unanimous decision of the learned
men in points of diction, style, rhetoric, thoughts and soundness
of laws and regulations to shape the destinies of mankind."
(Mishkat-ul-Masabih, Volume III, pp.664-665).
We can add another challenge as found in Sura 10:37-38:
"This Quran is not such as can be produced by other than Allah;
on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went
before it and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there
is no doubt-from the Lord of the Worlds. Or do they say,
'He forged it'? Say: 'Bring a Sura like unto it, and call (to
your aid) anyone you can, besides Allah, if it be ye speak the
As Christians we do not want to comment on statements such as the Quran
being "the greatest wonder among the wonders of the world, that it is
second to none in the world according to the unanimous decision of the
learned men in thoughts, soundness of laws and regulations to shape the
destinies of mankind". We have sound reasons for differing and have
expressed them in these studies. We should like to ask, however, why
anyone would be interested in writing a Sura?
Obviously only two motives could prompt a man to do so:
- A man is called upon by God to do so, and is given a message to
convey - or a person has imagined this to have happened to him; or
- A person pretends to have been called by God to give a message
to mankind and is a deceiver and liar.
- Someone receives a message and believes it to be divinely inspired,
but it is, in fact, from another source.
But there may yet be another consideration. A man writes a book. Anyone
taking up his pen to write down thoughts (other than those pertaining
to business, either domestic, commercial or public), wants to convey a
certain message. This may be purely informative news; it may be the
deep thoughts of his heart - a philosophy, or a spiritual conviction -
but also the overflow of a filthy mind. By this means the man who wants
to convey this message to readers becomes a messenger. He may be a
messenger of himself, of some political or philosophical cause; or he
may be used by the devil or be used by God. In the latter case he is,
to some extent at least, a messenger of God. This must not be confused
with the revealed Word of God, however. But, if we accept the Quranic
challenge: "Produce a Sura like it!" It will not be out of place to
compare (like it!) some Suras (or parts thereof complete in
themselves) of the Quran with the written thoughts of certain men of
various eras and places in history.
Because the tastes of people vary, one may argue about features like
diction, style and particularly rhetoric, so we should like you to
compare the soundness, beauty and spirituality of thought of each
extract rather than the form.
For reasons that to us are unaccountable, most Quran translators have
an inclination to clothe their works in a style that is rather outdated
and studded with words that an average person must look up in a dictionary.
This is not because the translations were made hundreds of years ago,
but it has been done to give them an appearance of dignity and age
which inspires trustworthiness. We take as an example Yusuf Ali whose
Quran translation was first published in 1938, at a time when all
translators of the Bible were making an effort to present the original
text in the most intelligible and comprehensive way.
Take the case of the reader who does not understand Arabic and who is
thus dependent on a translation. He is quite unlikely to gain the
impression - and for that he must be forgiven - that the Quran is second
to none in the world in points of diction, style and rhetoric. He is
obliged to use other translations, perhaps by a non-Muslim translator,
to get the actual message or meaning, which may be very clear and simple
in the original. Is it perhaps from motives of expediency that an English
that makes the message of the Quran obscure has so often been used?
A final remark before we turn to the extracts to be compared. The phrase
"second to none" surely does not exclude "previous revelations". Therefore we feel obliged to use some Biblical passages also. We were
somewhat tempted to use them exclusively. To our knowledge, the Quran
itself does not disqualify the Bible as revelation.
There are no references given with the texts. The reason is that you,
the reader, may in a reasonably unbiased fashion select the best texts.
Then you may find out the source of your choice from the index given -
and reach your own conclusion.
"To know God is the beginning of joy,
To serve God is the continuation of joy,
To see God is the consummation of joy."
"God weighs more the love
with which a man works
than the work he does."
"Grant me, Almighty God,
that I may circumspectly explore your will for my life,
that I may truly know it and completely fulfil it.
Arrange my life that it may bring honour to you
and salvation to me.
Add to this, 0 Lord, a free heart, a strong heart,
a vigilant heart, an unchangeable heart.
Make me modest without presumption,
serious without sadness
truthful without deceit
brave without fear
active without being thoughtless.
Let my way reach its purpose safely.
Let me set my hope on you forever,
you the loving God of my life."
"It is not important what people think and say to us,
but what we are before God.
It is not important what we do, but how and why we do it.
It is not important that we escape suffering, but that
suffering fulfils its purpose.
It is not important when we die,
but that we are ready to meet God!"
"For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed)
by the Quraish, their covenants (covering) journeys
by winter and summer, let them adore the Lord of this House,
who provides them with food against hunger,
and with security against fear (of danger)."
"The Lord sees not as man sees;
man looks at the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks on the heart."
"Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring,
so that he looks upon it as good (equal to one who is rightly guided)?
For God leads astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills.
So let not thy soul go out in (vanity) sighing after them."
"The Lord is ... not willing that any should perish,
but that all should reach repentance."
"God desires all men to be saved
and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
"What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them,
does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness,
and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?"
"I am the good shepherd ... I lay down my life for my sheep.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord."
"This is an admonition: whosoever will,
let him take a path to his Lord. But you will not,
except as God wills ... He will admit to his mercy whom He wills.
But the wrongdoers, for them has he prepared a grievous penalty."
"If God had willed he would have made you one nation.
But He leads astray whom He will and guides whom He will.
But you shall certainly be called to account for all your actions."
"My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me,
and I give them eternal life and they shall never perish."
"Perish the hands of the `Father of Flame' (nickname of a person G.N)
Perish he! No profit to him from all his wealth and all his gains!
Burnt soon will he be in a fire of blazing flames!
His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood as fuel!
A twisted rope of palm leaf fibre round her (own) neck!"
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
that I practice love where I am hated,
that I forgive where I am offended,
that I heal where there us strife,
that I speak truth where there us error,
that I bring faith where doubt oppresses,
that I rouse hope where despair torments,
that I kindle your light where darkness reigns,
that I bring joy where sadness is dwelling.
Lord, let me not seek to be comforted
but that I may comfort others also;
not seek to be understood but to understand others also;
not seek to be loved but to love others also.
For he that gives shall receive,
he that forgets himself shall find,
he that forgives shall be forgiven,
he that dies shall awake to eternal life."
"He is surely and truly invincible that clings to God
and to whom God is the only good."
"You can only live for what is worth dying for."
"He does not love truth most that speaks about it
but he that endures it."
"I renounced for the love of Him everything that was not He,
and I live as if there was none but He and I in the world. ...
I found no small pain in the exercise and yet I continued it. ...
As for what passes in me at present I cannot express it. I have
no pain or difficulty about my state because I have no will but
that of God which I endeavour to accomplish in all things and to
which I am so resigned that I would not take up a straw from the
ground against His order or from any other motive than purely that
of Love of Him. ... God has infinite treasure to bestow, and we
take up with little sensible devotion which passes in a moment.
Blind as we are, we hinder God and stop the current of His grace.
But when He finds a soul penetrated with a living faith, He pours
into it His grace and favours plentifully. ... We often stop this
torrent by the little value we set upon it. But let us stop it no
more! ... Let us make way for grace, let us redeem the lost time
for perhaps we have but little left. Death follows us close. Let us
be well prepared for it. ... I have taken the liberty to impart to
you these good sentiments that you may compare them with your own.
I will serve to kindle and inflame them. ... I know that for the
right practice of it the heart must be empty of all other things
because God will possess the heart ALONE and as He cannot possess
it alone without emptying it of all besides, so neither can He act
there, and do in it what He pleases, unless it be left vacant to
Him ... God knows best what is needful for us and all that He does
is for our good. If we knew how much He loves us we should always
be ready to receive equally and with indifference from His hand
the sweet and the bitter. All would please that came from Him.
That sorest afflictions never appear intolerable, except when we
see them in the wrong light."
"By the sun and his (glorious) splendour.
By the moon as she follows him.
By the day as it shows up (the sun's) glory.
By the night as it conceals it.
By the firmament and its wonderful structure.
By the earth and its (wide) expanse.
By the soul and that which shaped it.
And inspired it to wickedness and piety,
As to its wrong and its right.
Truly he succeeds that purifies it
And he fails that corrupts it."
"The realisation of God without the realisation of our misery
makes man proud.
The realisation of our misery without the realisation of God
leads to despair.
The realisation of Christ mediates between the two,
for in Him we find God and our misery."
"Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?
Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray?
He sent against them flights of birds striking them
with stones of baked clay.
Then did He make them like an empty field of stalks and straw
(of which the corn) has been eaten up."
"Say: O ye that reject faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your way, and to me mine."
"He is no fool that gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose."
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
"Lord, when I have surrendered my life, spirit, soul and body, to you;
when you have all of me - and I have you; then your love for me is
not wasted: I will be spiritual and faithful in all I think or speak
or do. More: my love for you and for the unloved and unlovable around
me will be motivated and constrained by the love which you have
lavished on me. I will have courage to speak the truth, exercise
self-control in my moods and actions and will be disciplined in
spending my time - in your presence, always!"
"The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, - flog each
of them with a hundred stripes; let not compassion move you in their
case, in a matter prescribed by God if ye believe in God and the Last
Day: and let a party of believers witness their punishment."
"And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in
adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they said unto him,
'Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses
in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.
But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,
as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said
unto them, 'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast
a stone at her.'
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And when they
heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by
one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left
alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted
up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, 'Woman,
where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?'
She said, 'No man, Lord.' and Jesus said unto her, 'Neither do I
condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 'I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall- not walk in darkness, but shall
have the light of life."
"If you believe Him for forgiveness, you must believe Him for
deliverance. He Who saves us from the guilt of sin can deliver us
from the power of sin ... He can cut the chains that bind him to
his former master ... He purchases us that He might possess us ...
If we want deliverance from the power of indwelling sin, we must
rely in simplicity upon His Word, accepting without question what
God says to us about it. We must still move in faith ...
The aim of the Lord involves two things: the praise of God and
the perfecting of the believer, that is to say His glory and our
glorification. ... He is prepared, for His glory and our good,
to go all lengths with us. In occupying our vision with Christ,
He seeks to show us what He desires our likeness to become.
In this way, the more we behold Him the more we are prepared to
endure that we might be conformed to His beauty ... God puts the
believer to the test, but in effect it is Himself He puts on trial.
When He proves us, He expects us to prove Him. When a person who
believes God is put through harrowing experiences, God waits,
as it were, to see whether that person will consider Him worthy of
his trust to the bitter end. His glory in that circumstance is
linked up with that man's faith. When faith triumphs in the
sufficiency of God's grace, then God is glorified in the world ...
The entrustment (by God) of trial and discipline is one therefore
of highest honour (to us). He dares to expose Himself, to see
whether in the darkest hour we will really respond to Him who is
invisible, more than all the visible terror about us; to see
whether we will love Him more than life and count His joy more to
be grasped at than the moment's excitement of an apparent security."
"When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,
I was stupid and ignorant, I was like a beast toward thee.
Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou dost hold my right hand.
Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt receive
me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but thee?
And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
For lo, those who are far from thee shall perish;
thou dost put an end to those who are false to thee.
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all thy works."
"To the Thamud people (We sent) Salih one of their own brethren:
He said: "O my people! Worship God , ye have no other god but Him.
Now hath come unto you a clear (sign) from your Lord! This she-camel
of God is a sign unto you so leave her to graze in God's earth and
let her come to no harm or ye shall be seized with a grievous
punishment. And remember how He made you inheritors after 'Ad people
and gave you inhabitations in the Land: ye build for yourselves
palaces and castles in (open) plains and carve (sic) out homes in
the mountains so bring to remembrance the benefits (ye have received)
from God and refrain from evil and mischief on the earth."
"They say: `Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?'
Say: `God hath certainly power to send down a sign but most of
them understand not ... those who reject our signs are deaf and dumb
in the midst of darkness profound: whom God willeth, He leaves to
wander, whom He willeth, He placeth on the Way that is straight.' ...
Say: `For me I have an obvious sign from my Lord but ye rejected it'
... They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that if a (special)
sign came to them, by it they would believe. Say: `Certainly all
signs are in the power of God but what He wisheth you to understand
is that (even) if a (special) sign comes, they will not believe."
"What makes a man great, the wonder of creation pleasing in the eye
of God? What makes a man strong, stronger than the world? What makes
him weak, weaker than a child? What makes a man hard, harder than a
rock and what makes him as soft as wax? It is love.
What is older than everything else? Love.
What shall survive everything else? Love.
What cannot be taken away yet gives it all? Love.
What has permanence when all else staggers? Love.
What comforts when all other comfort fails? Love.
What endures when all else changes? Love.
What remains when everything temporal fades away? Love.
What witnesses when prophecies cease? Love.
What does not pass away when revelations cease? Love.
What illuminates when sinister thoughts overwhelm. Love.
What blesses the abundance of gifts? Love.
What gives utterance of right emphasis? Love.
What turns the "Widow's mite" into abundance? Love.
What makes wise the speech of the simple? Love.
What never changes when all else changes? Love.
Only that is love, that never changes!"
"Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong,
but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends!"
"We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power:
and what will explain to thee what the Nigh of Power is?
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein
come down the angels and the spirit by God's permission on
every errand; Peace! This until the rise of morn!"
"Fight those who believe not in God nor the Last Day nor hold
that forbidden which bath been forbidden by God and His Apostle
nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth (even if they are) of the
People of the Book until they pay the poll-tax with willing
submission, and feel themselves subdued."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit (i.e. those who stand empty-handed
or humble before God), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter
all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice
and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven."
"O ye who believe! Enter not the prophet's houses, until leave is
given you, for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for
its preparation. but when ye are invited, enter; and when you have
taken your meal, disperse, without seeking familiar talk. Such
(behaviour) annoys the Prophet: he is ashamed to dismiss you, but
God is not ashamed (to tell you) the truth ... God and His Angels
send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings
on him and salute him with all respect. Those who annoy God and His
Apostle - God has cursed them in this world and in the Hereafter
and has prepared for them a humiliating punishment."
"Humility and a deep consciousness of our own unworthiness are the
true marks of holiness. The nearer we live to Him of Whom the angels
chant 'Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, the more we will confess
our own sinfulness and rejoice in His Holiness."
"You know that the rulers of the Gentiles Lord over them and their
great men exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among
you, but whosoever would be great among you must be your servant
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave even as
the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his
life a ransom for many."
"By the Break of Day by the Nights twice five by the Even and
Odd (contrasted) and by the Night when it passeth away; -
Is there (not) in these an adjuration (or evidence) for those
Seest thou not how the Lord dealt with the Ad (people) of the
(city of) Iram with lofty pillars the like of which were not
produced in (all) the land?
And with the Thamud (people) who cut out (huge) rocks in the
valley? And with Pharaoh Lord of stakes? All these transgressed
beyond bounds in the lands and heaped therein mischief (on mischief).
Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisement
for thy Lord is (as a guardian) on a watch-tower."
"Love may cause pain to its object but only on the supposition
that that object needs alteration to become fully loveable. ...
Christianity now has to preach the diagnosis - in itself very
bad news - before it can win a hearing for the cure. ...
A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity.
Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really
feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of
the world He came to save we are not part of the audience to
whom His words are addressed."
"God has not abandoned His first purpose. Still He plans that a
great host of mankind should come to love and honour Him. His
ultimate objective is to bring them to a state in which they
please Him entirely and praise Him adequately a state in which
He is all in all to them, and He and they rejoice continually
in the knowledge of each other's love - men rejoicing in the
saving love of God, set upon them from all eternity, and God
rejoicing in the responsive love of men, drawn out of them by
grace through the Gospel. ...
His immediate objectives are to draw individual men and women
into a relationship of faith hope and love toward Himself,
delivering them from sin and showing forth in their lives the
power of His grace; to defend His people against the forces of
evil; and to spread throughout the world the Gospel by means of
which He saves."
"Have we not expanded thy breast? And removed from thee thy burden
the which did gall thy back? And raised high the esteem (in which)
thou (art held)? So verily with every difficulty there is relief:
Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. Therefore when thou
art free (from thine immediate task) still labour hard and to thy
Lord turn (all) thy attention."
"So I lift up my hands to my Redeemer. Who after His coming had
been predicted for four thousand years has come to this earth
to suffer and die for me at the time and in the manner as it
had been prophesied. Through His grace I can await my death in
peace resting on the hope of being united with Him forever.
Until that time I live content and in gladness of heart, be it
with the provisions that He has been pleased to give me or in
sufferings which He has sent to promote His salvation and which
He has taught me by His example to endure."
No doubt the style and content of the above quotations have betrayed the
origin of some. Before looking at the sources, try to give an impartial
evaluation. Mark the squares at the end of a quotation. If it is, in your
honest opinion, a very spiritual message, mark it 1. If it is very poor
in its message fill in a 5 or fill in, according to your own discretion
and honest opinion of the quality, any number between 1-5. In the second
square give your opinion of the diction, style, rhetoric and beauty of
the text. Mark them with any letter from A-E. Then look up the source
and decide whether some of the given texts are as good as - or superior
to - the Quranic texts. If that is so, you will have agreed with us that
the argument (that the Quran is "the greatest wonder among the wonders
of the world" and that is is "second to none in the world") is without
With that the only Quranic "sign" or evidence that the Quran is the
ultimate and final revelation of God replacing the Bible as the Word of
God and source of salvation has been disqualified.
We need to stress again, however, that your judgement must be impartial,
and, as far as possible, unbiased and sober.
You may hold it against the extracts that the selection of the portions
from the Quran has been unfavourable in contrast to the other quotations.
To a certain extent this is true. But does it not say "produce a chapter
like it"? A chapter would mean any chapter, no doubt. It is not unfair
to select the very best of the pen of a spiritual man to "produce a
chapter like it." This was obviously not possible. We have utilised only
extracts from books at hand in our home and have indeed picked both the
book and their extracts without doing very much selection. We also did
not systematically go through the Quran to pick those Suras or parts
thereof which from our point of view were best to quote. So we deem this
test to be fair.
We are aware also that this test could be reversed. Biblical texts could
be taken and opposed in similar fashion. This has been done but
unfortunately the opposition has never taken into consideration that
many statements and events described in the Bible are historical records,
including quotations uttered by opponents of God, and which do not
necessarily reflect the consent, thought and will of God.
Taken out of context such tests may be abused to support just about
anything. One must always bear in mind that the Islamic concept of
"nazil" is not the Biblical concept of revelation, a fact that must be
respected. In the above quotations we were careful not to quote a portion
out of its context. That is why we chose several short, but complete
Most quotations have been translated from one language into another, often
twice (for example from Latin to German to English, or even English to
German to English again etc.). This obviously must have a negative effect
on the expression and beauty thereof, which the reader will no doubt
1. Thomas a Kempis(1380-1471 A.D.) (German)
2. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) (Italian)
3. Eva von Thiele-Winkler (German)
4. Sura 106
5. O.T. (Old Testament or Torah) I Samuel 16:7
6. Sura 35:8
7. N.T. (New Testament or Gospel) I Timothy 2:4, Luke 15:3-4, John 10:14,18
8. Sura 76:29-30 and Sura 16:93
9. N.T. John 10:27-28
10. Sura 111
11. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226 A.D ) (Italian)
12. St. Augustin (354-430 A.D.) (North Africa)
13. A. de Saint-Excupery (reported missing in 1944 at a reconnaissance flight
over the Sahara Desert (French)
14. Brother Lawrence around 1666 (quote from "The Practice of the Presence
of God" (French)
15. Sura 91
16. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) (French mathematician)
17. Sura 105
18. Surah 109
19. Jim Elliot (martyr for the Gospel in Amazon Jungle 1956) (American)
20. O.T. Psalm 23
22. Sura 24:2
23. N.T. John 8:3-12
24. Geoffrey Bull (from "God holds the Key", thoughts during his time of
imprisonment in a Chinese Communist Camp) (English)
25. O.T Psalm 73:21-28
26. Sura 7:73-74
27. Sura 6:37,39,57,109
28. Soren Kirkegaard (1815-1855) (Danish), see also Mark 12:42 (Bible)
29. N.T. I Corinthians 13:4-7
30. Sura 97
31. Sura 9:29
32. N.T. Matthew 5:3-12
33. Sura 33:53,56-57
34. Jim Elliot (American)
35. N.T. Matthew 20:25-28
36. Sura 89:1-14
37. C.S. Lewis (from "The Problem of Pain") (English)
38. J.I. Packer (from "Knowing God") (English)
39. Sura 94
40. Blaise Pascal (French)
QUESTION: Does one need a longer list of writings to show that the claim
of uniqueness in beauty and content of the Quran is not justified?
This material is taken from "Christians Ask Muslims"
by Gerhard Nehls, pages 72-85,
© 1987 SIM International / Life Challenge, ISBN 0-620-09874-0
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